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50+ Variegated Yarn Crochet Patterns

You will love these pretty crochet patterns made with variegated yarn.

By: Jeanette Benoit and Julia Wiatr, Editors,
Updated April 07, 2021
50 Variegated Yarn Crochet Patterns

If you haven't quite mastered the art of changing colors in crochet, then don't worry; variegated yarn makes it possible to create multicolored crochet patterns without learning how to change colors when crocheting.

This particular type of multicolor yarn is often referred to as self-striping yarn because the yarn itself changes colors as you work with it. Find a myriad of designs in this collection of 50+ Variegated Yarn Crochet Patterns.

When you've finished your crochet design, you're left with a beautiful, multicolored masterpiece that was created without any effort on your part to change colors. Ombre yarn patterns just make you smile.

It's always a fun adventure to crochet patterns with variegated yarns. Practically any crochet pattern can be made with variegated yarn, but because of the self-striping effect of variegated yarn, there are certain patterns that work better than others.

It can sometimes be hard to visualize what a certain pattern will look like worked up with variegated yarn, so we've made it easy for you to get started. Find our favorite variegated yarn patterns below.

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Variegated Crochet Scarf Patterns

Variegated scarves are everywhere - and with good reason! These multicolor yarn patterns really spice up any winter outfit and help you brighten even the coldest of days. If you love ombre yarn crochet scarf patterns, then many of these will be pleasing to you.

Variegated Crochet Shawl Patterns

Shawls and wraps stun in variegated yarn, especially with lacier stitches. Give these crochet shawl patterns a try, and try out the recommended color options! You'll be glad you did.  

Variegated Yarn Crochet Afghan Patterns

Looking for a free afghan crochet pattern using variegated yarn? Stop here! Crocheting an afghan is already such a big undertaking - having to manually change colors would make this an exhausting project. No worries - just use some variegated yarn for your next crochet afghan project and have a multicolored afghan with much less work!

Variegated Crochet Hat Patterns

Hats made from variegated yarn always get compliments! Depending on how many color changes your yarn features, people will think you spent way more time on your crochet hat than you did! Feel free to try out fun, new stitches since your yarn is doing your color work for you!

Variegated Crochet Poncho Patterns

Crochet ponchos look so fashionable when they're worked up in a multicolored yarn! Though sometimes it's nice to have a solid-hued neutral for outerwear, brighten up the dreary, winter days with some color changes and bright colors! These poncho patterns feature variegated yarn (though you're welcome to switch) so the only thing you'll have to worry about is your poncho construction. 

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While I love this collection of patterns for multi-colored yarns, the term 'variegated' can mean a whole lot of things. For my own stash and for when instructing others, I've sorted them into three main categories Speckled - specks of many colors more or less evenly distributed along the strand. Truly Variegated - short (1-8 inch) runs of each color. Includes pooling yarns. Striping - longer color runs that will create wide stripes in a row-by-row or center-out pattern. It helps save a lot of confusion when describing what TYPE of yarn to buy for certain patterns!

Variegated yarn is my long time guilty pleasure because of the kaleidoscope effect it produces. The newest versions are the Cake and Shawl in a Ball products although theyre more self striping than truly variegated. I have to admit I was somewhat surprised to see this collection. Multicolored yarn comes in all sorts of weights and that generally determines the kind of project you can make more than the color of the yarn.


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